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Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing str

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The new guy guides Kansas City

Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist hit his first two HRs with the Royals in their 7-6 win over the Blue Jays today. K.C. can salvage a split in tomorrow's finale. Box score

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Jays make moves worthy of Toronto

By adding some serious talent, the Blue Jays are starting to make Toronto look like the big-market city it can be. Michael Baumann declares the Jays the biggest winners from Friday's trade deadline. Grantland: Deadline winners, losers

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Ben Zobrist goes deep ... again

The new Royal hit 6 HRs in 67 games for the A's this season. He's got 2 today in just his third game with the Blue Jays, including his first of the season batting righty. Follow live

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Royals answer Blue Jays

In between a fly out and a double play, Kansas City squeezed in three runs on three hits, one hit-by-pitch and an error. Toronto now leads 5-4 headed into the 7th. Follow live

Back-to-back jacks for Blue Jays

With two pitches, Yordano Ventura gave up three runs, and Toronto increased the score to 5-1 over Kansas City. Josh Donaldson smashed a 96 MPH fastball to left for a 2-run HR (26th of the year). On the very next pitch, Jose Bautista connected for his 22nd dinger of the season. Follow live

Second time around good for Toronto

Royals SP Yordano Ventura went through Toronto's lineup perfect the first time. But the Jays caught up to him in the fourth inning as RBI singles by Justin Smoak and Dioner Navarro gave them a 2-1 lead. Follow live

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Blue Jays go for series win vs. AL kings

Toronto seems revitalized by the trade deadline, as the acquisitions of SS Troy Tulowitzki, SP David Price and OF Ben Revere intersected with a couple wins against the Royals (61-41). Mark Buehrle tries to make it three straight vs. Kansas City. Follow live

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Toronto in win-now mode

The addition of David Price shores up one of the Blue Jays’ biggest weaknesses as a team. As for the Troy Tulowitzki trade, that’s one that will benefit the Jays beyond this season. Trade deadline rankings (Insider)

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Kyne: Defense, ballpark effects on traded aces

What changes are in store for Johnny Cueto, David Price and Cole Hamels besides a uniform swap? Andrew Kyne examines this, and finds the new hurlers could like their new teams more than expected.

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Blue Jays' big win brings July showers

Just call Josh Donaldson "Mr. Walk-Off." He now has three game-winning hits this season, as Toronto bested the Royals on Friday. Kevin Pillar might have found the only way to cool him off.

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MLB trade deadline odds and ends

Not every MLB trade deadline deal is of the earth-shattering variety. Here are several minor deals made Friday worthy of mention.

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New-look Jays edge Royals in Cueto's K.C. debut

Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Blue Jays rallied to beat the Royals 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto got a no-decision in his K.C. debut.

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Final: Blue Jays 7, Royals 6 (11)

David Price and Jose Bautista have reason to celebrate. Josh Donaldson's 3rd walk-off hit of the season scored Troy Tulowitzki and tied Donaldson for the MLB lead for game winners with Starlin Castro. Box score

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Blue Jays make most of Cueto's exit

Johnny Cueto had a solid if unspectacular outing his first time in a Royals uniform and exited with K.C. up 6-3 on Toronto. Then the Blue Jays nabbed 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th, and Cueto is on his way to the no decision. Follow live

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Johnny Cueto makes Royals debut

Cueto draws a tough assignment vs. a stacked Blue Jays lineup tonight. Kansas City traded for Cueto on Sunday, while Toronto made a deadline splash by adding SS Troy Tulowitzki and SP David Price. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5501st
Batting Average.2645th
On Base Percentage.3322nd
Slugging Percentage.4431st
Earned Run Average3.9922nd
Quality Starts4722nd
WHIP1.2716th
BAA.25419th

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